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The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography

Edited by: Tracy C. Davis , Peter W. Marx , Leo Cabranes-Grant , Pavel Drábek , Robert Henke , Odai Johnson , Heike Roms , Liz Son , Margaret Werry

Print publication date:  August  2020
Online publication date:  August  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138575516
eBook ISBN: 9781351271721
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The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography sets the agenda for inclusive and wide-ranging approaches to writing history, embracing the diverse perspectives of the twenty-first century and Critical Media History.

Written by an international team of authors whose expertise spans a multitude of historical periods and cultures, this collection of fascinating essays poses the central question: "what is specific to the historiography of the performative?" The study of theatre, in conjunction with the wider sphere of performance, involves an array of multi-faceted methods for collecting evidence, interpreting sources, and creating meaning. Reflecting on issues of recording ? from early modern musical scores, through VHS-technology to latest digital procedures ? and on what is missing from records or oblique in practices, the contributors convey how theatre and performance history is integral to social and cultural relations.

This expertly curated collection repositions theatre and performance history and is essential reading for Theatre and Performance Studies students or those interested in social and cultural history more generally.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The size of all that’s missing Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Gyno ludens  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Rethinking categories of theatre and performance Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Dancing with the living dead Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Setasidedness Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Performatic archives Download PDF
Chapter  7:  German radio drama and the “cultural formation” of interiority Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Canonising impulses, cartographic desires, and the legibility of history Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Decolonising theatre history Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Off the record Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The theorist and the theorised Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Complicating hybridity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Theatre-historiographical patterns in the Global South 1950–1990 Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The role of theatre in the modernisation of Tunisia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Translation and/as theatre and performance historiography Download PDF
Chapter  16:  On circulation and recycling Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Towards an expansive historiography of Jews as creative collaborators and hired contractors in early-modern Italian theatre and performance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Renaissance theatre and clockpunk historiography  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Theatre history as contemporary history Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Modelling the world through play Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Towards a new culture of public negotiation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Performance texts and recording performance Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Quantitative visualisation and qualitative research Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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